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Sang Tan, Associated Press
English Football Association, from left, Director of football Development Trevor Brooking, Club England Managing Director Adrian Bevington, Chairman David Bernstein and General Secretary Alex Horne talk to the media at Wembley Stadium in London after the resignation of England soccer manager Fabio Capello, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. The English Football Association has appointed Stuart Pearce as the interim coach of the England team following Fabio Capello's resignation.

WEMBLEY, England — The head of the English Football Association says he will not rush to hire Fabio Capello's successor ahead of this year's European Championship.

FA chairman David Bernstein says, "We will put a shortlist together of key people."

Adrian Bevington, the managing director of the team, adds that "everyone's focus is on Euro 2012 and our objective is to recruit a manager and go to Poland and Ukraine, perform well and achieve success."

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is the favorite to replace Capello, who quit Wednesday after Bernstein stripped John Terry of the England captaincy despite his opposition.

England under-21 coach Stuart Pearce will take charge of England's exhibition against the Netherlands on Feb. 29.